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    Lotus Engineering gets $2m from California for lightweight vehicle study

    Lotus Elise aluminum chassis
    Since the earliest days of Lotus, founder Colin Chapman lived by the philosophy of "Simplicate and add lightness." Over the last 60 years, that has manifested in cars from the Seven and Elan to the Elise and Evora. We can look for more of the same from the company, ...

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    Lotus imagines the Toyota Venza, circa 2020 and minus 400 lbs

    2020 Toyota Venza as realized by Lotus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors got to work seriously changing the Chevrolet Volt from blocky concept to sleek production model, company engineers discovered that by improving the aerodynamics by 80 counts, the car netted ...


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